From richest to poorest
August 26, 2016
Nauru is the world's smallest republic with less than 10,000 inhabitants on 21 square kilometers. It’s also the least visited country in the world.
Deadliest and largest quakes
August 25, 2016
247 people were reported killed and dozens more were missing or feared dead after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake and a series of aftershocks struck several towns in central Italy on August 24, 2016. On the same day, a powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar, killing 3 people and shaking buildings across the Southeast Asian nation and the region. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, where witnesses reported high rise buildings swaying, and the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
U.S. in largest transfer under Obama
August 16, 2016
The United States announced it sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates, marking the largest single transfer during the tenure of Barack Obama, who believes that Guantanamo Bay fuels the recruitment of jihadists and creates stronger anti-U.S. feelings. "This is about closing a chapter in our history," Obama said. "It reflects the lessons we've learned since 9/11 - lessons that must guide our nation going forward."
Legends of creation
August 8, 2016
Nature and humans can create bizarre things, and there are some absolutely strange places around the world. They can make you fascinated or scared and will never vanish from your memory once you see them.
Diet and lifestyle
August 4, 2016
Japan’s Okinawa Island is home to more than 400 people who are over the age of 100. It is considered to be the healthiest place in the world, where the average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86, and man’s is 78.
Bizarre tourist attraction
August 3, 2016
Once called “the world’s most bizarre tourist attraction,” Bolivia’s San Pedro prison is notorious for its lack of guards or police interference inside its walls. The prison has around 2,000 inmates, the majority of whom were sentenced on drug charges.
Facts or maybe myths
July 29, 2016
Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C.
Signs and safety tips
July 25, 2016
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles (483km) per hour.
July 22, 2016
Ladonia is a micronation, proclaimed in 1996 as the result of a years-long court battle between artist Lars Vilks and local authorities over two sculptures. The territory is part of the natural reserve of Kullaberg in southern Sweden.
Signs people believe in
July 16, 2016
Anything that moves, flies or crawls has at one time served as a sign of a good or bad omen. People in different countries interpret these signs in various ways, which sometimes coincide and sometimes are unlike.